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17/09/2021 13:54 BST | Updated 17/09/2021 13:57 BST

Here's What The Coronavirus R Rate Is Near You

Official figures published on Friday suggest England's R rate is between 0.9 and 1.1.

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England’s Covid R rate has remained steady, according to the latest government figures.

The UK Health Security Agency said on Friday the reproduction number is between 0.9 and 1.1 - the same as last week.

If R is greater than 1 the epidemic is generally seen to be growing; if R is less than 1 the epidemic is shrinking.

Here’s what the R rate is in each region of England:

East of England - 0.9 to 1.1 (unchanged)

London – 0.9 to 1.1 (up from 0.8 to 1.0)

Midlands – 0.9 to 1.1 (unchanged) 

North-east and Yorkshire – 0.9 to 1.1 (unchanged)

North-west – 0.9 to 1.1 (unchanged)

South-east – 0.9 to 1.2 (up from 0.9 to 1.1)

South west – 0.9 to 1.1 (unchanged)